Pittsburgh Penguins forward Kris Letang
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Kris Letang and two other Penguins undergo major off-season surgeries

Published May 15, 2024 at 12:40

Crushing news hit the Pittsburgh Penguins today as GM Kyle Dubas announced that Kris Letang, John Ludvig, and Matt Nieto have undergone major surgeries.

This announcement was made by the Pittsburgh Penguins organization today:

Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen Kris Letang and John Ludvig, as well as forward Matt Nieto, recently underwent successful surgeries, it was announced today by President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Kyle Dubas.

Letang underwent surgery to repair a fractured finger on his left hand on May 10. The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Hotchkiss at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

The expected recovery time is eight weeks.

Ludvig's surgery was a repair to the extensor tendon in his left wrist. Dr. Thomas Graham at Lehigh Valley
Orthopedics performed the procedure on April 24.

The expected recovery time is four to six months. Nieto underwent successful reconstructive MCL surgery on his left knee on May 2. The surgery was completed by Dr. Robert LaPrade at Twin Cities Orthopedics in Minnesota. The expected recovery
time is six to seven months

Kris Letang's recurring injury issues are very worrying as he gets older. We will see if the Penguins can pull off a playoff run next season before it is too late.
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